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New York state’s new $163 billion budget passed last week, including an allocation of $2.5 billion for the Clean Water Infrastructure Act, which aims to improve water distribution systems’ safety and quality. more
The Herald Community Newspapers came up big in the New York Press Association’s 2016 Better Newspaper Contest, taking 15 honors in the statewide competition, for which 184 newspapers submitted … more
Hempstead Town Councilman Edward Ambrosino was arrested March 31 and charged with eight counts of wire fraud, tax evasion, making and subscribing to false corporate tax returns, and failing to file a return or pay tax, according to an indictment released March 31 by the U.S. Department of Justice. more
Residents gathered at the Stenson Memorial Library to hear the results of this year’s Village of Sea Cliff election as the clock struck 9 p.m. on Tuesday. The chatter in the room diminished as … more
U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi, a Democrat and Glen Cove native, listed five issues that he wanted to address at a town hall meeting at the Polish National Home on March 18. Most members of his audience, … more
Residents gradually filled St. Luke’s Episcopal Church for “Meet the Candidates,” hosted by the Sea Cliff Civic Association on March 15. Members of the village had the opportunity to ask Mayor … more
With Republican County Executive Ed Mangano under federal indictment on corruption charges while the county faces a litany of long-brewing financial issues and residents grow increasingly … more
Some people were turned away at Congressman Tom Suozzi’s town hall event at the JCC in Plainview on Feb. 23 because the large gym was filled to capacity. Others had to stand. When the John Lennon … more
There are three people running for two open board seats in this year’s Village of Sea Cliff election on March 21. Two incumbents from the Civic Progress Party, Dina Epstein and Jeffrey Vitale are … more
The Town of Hempstead is fighting a court decision that temporarily bars it from requiring gas station owners to provide free compressed air 24 hours a day so drivers can fill their tires. more
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